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some money for a pilot program for 16 months under the low-%(ú. youth. lot of businesses in-=dx' north columbus avenue and they ended up ak weeing to the concerns. the lastri"cñ point is is aboute meters on/ajgñ sundays. that, and the impact it's going to have on the businesses that operate on sundays, and the fact p4z people, not just outside the city but in the city expect to go somewhere without worrying about putting money in the meter about putting money in the meter and the see them back shopping anywhere. i think you ought to take thisy÷ concern up before it gets they're actually going to have
tickets. parking patrol officers and i'm going to harm the business -- the small business atmosphere of this city. and i urge you to act -- because owens that he actually blamed you, the board of supervisors, for implementing this, and you had nothing to do with it, nothing. and i think it's important to reassess the power that the sf mta board has, and the impact it has on you getting the blame for all ofu5ncj this. in closing, i would like to also congratulate those members who are either reelected to the i am so glad that supervisor mar, campos, and avalos got reelected to the board, but i am very sad today, andkejq;w i wano say goodbyej-%8 v in christinae who has done a very good job for
her community and shekr%( #jñ dt deserve theb otherwise for all the work she's done as a member of the planning commission. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you very much. any other members -- any other members of the public wish to speak in general public comment? closed. madam clerk, could you read adoption without committee reference calendar. >> clerk calvillo: items 39 throughr9( bi 43 are being consd for immediate and unanimous adoption without committee reference they will be acted upon by a single roll call 'xph] >> president chiu: would items? let's take a roll call vote on all of the resolutions. >> clerk calvillo: on items 39 through 43, supervisor mar, aye. supervisor wiener,0mju% aye. supervisor avalos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye.
supervisor kim, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: thosem9jpxv÷ resolutions are adopted. madam clerk, could you read the inñnnnnct memoriams. >> clerk calvillo: yes. adjourned in memory of the following individuals on behalfd of president chiu for the late behalf president chiu and supervisor elsbernd for the late teresa burke on behalf of supervisor elsbernd for theqíj[e former -- on behalf of supervisor elsbernd and by the county supervisor mat nevin and÷ kay gulbengay and the late percy hater. >> president chiu: is there any more business before the body? >> clerk calvillo: thatu% b6 concludes the b business for today. >> president chiu: ladies and gentlemen we are adjourned.
>> 7 and a half million renovation is part of the clean and safe neighbor's park fund which was on the ballot four years ago and look at how that public investment has transformed our neighborhood. >> the playground is unique in that it serves a number of age groups, unlike many of the other properties, it serves small children with the children's play grounds and clubhouses that has basketball courts, it has an outdoor soccer field and so there were a lot of people that came to the table that had their wish
list and we did our best to make sure that we kind of divided up spaces and made sure that we kept the old features of the playground but we were able to enhance all of those features. >> the playground and the soccer field and the tennis fields and it is such a key part of this neighborhood. >> we want kids to be here. we want families to be here and we want people to have athletic opportunities. >> we are given a real responsibility to insure that the public's money is used
appropriately and that something really special comes of these projects. we generally have about an opportunity every 50 years to redo these spaces. and it is really, really rewarding to see children and families benefit, you know, from the change of culture, at each one of these properties >> and as a result of, what you see behind us, more kids are playing on our soccer fields than ever before. we have more girls playing sports than we have ever had before. [ applause ] fp >> and we are sending a strong message that san francisco families are welcome and we want you to stay. >> this park is open. ♪
international group of people standing behind me, the work force of our bay area, san francisco, and oakland and others. want to thank everybody for coming here this morning. you know, we have another announcement to make, but it's consistent with the efforts that are being made by the warriors management to work with all of us in the city and to really adapt to the kinds of things that we've all shown as the values of our city. it is so important ause i remin people, this is a private investment of hundreds of millions of dollars. did i say 5 last week? [laughter] >> i think rick is reminding me it might be north of that a lot more. but what it means, what it means to all of us that are not always on top of all the fiscal things that we have, it means a lot of jobs. and this is so important to all of us, is job creation, job sustaining.
and, so, we have some great announcements to make and it continues the effort of making these piers 30-32 to be of greater significance than the decaying piers that we have inherited for so many decades. i'm excited that we're continuing this effort to make sure that the warriors move here, that they build arena, and that they have the season of 2017 on the focus with us to begin their presence, to return to san francisco. today we have another landmark announcement to make, and that is that an agreement has been reached with unite here, which represents -- which is local 2, represented by mike casey who is here today. and he'll go into a lot of detail with rick welch of the warriors. but generally speaking, not only are we creating jobs, but now we have agreement that these are going to be good-paying jobs because they're going to be union jobs, inside the arena as well as
outside the arena. this is important. many of us often talk about labor peace, but i am, i think in these days, talking more about labor confidence and labor happiness because labor peace often says there's a dispute going on. here we're going way beyond dispute. we're actually making some assurances that our people who work the jobs in and outside of the arena will get the respect that they deserve. this is oftentimes -- if we lay that out early, and i think this is what the warriors are doing, they're breeding confidence in our labor force. not only do you have peace, but you can have confidence that you can have families around you supported by the jobs that we're creating here because they're going to be union-paying jobs. so, according to the fiscal feasibility report that is now on file officially with our city, we have indicated that
there will be over 4300 direct jobs that will be created city-wide as a result of the what r warriors arena being in san francisco. and that is over 2600 that are construction jobs and we announced and went into detail about that last week. but today's announcement has a lot to do more with the over 1700 permanent jobs that will be on in the arena as well as on-site at pier 30-32. the golden state warriors have agreed to a card check neutrality across the entire project site, and this, of course, will guarantee that there will always be a fair process for the employees to choose whom they want their representation to reflect. and that's important as well because that breeds confidence in them that they will have a process that will guarantee them the benefits that they have worked very hard to earn. this card neutrality will apply
to operations with 15 or more employees in the arena, and any operations on-site but outside the arena having 45 or more employees, this standard will also be applicable to them. it will also apply that should the warriors determine that there be any hotel built as part of this project, regardless of the employee count at that hotel, the card neutrality will extend to that operation of the hotel. this is well beyond what anyone would expect to happen. this is unique. it is purely a privately funded project, as you well realize. and that's why there is such a uniqueness to this promise and this agreement between labor and the warriors management. it will be of great benefit not only to san franciscans, the bay area workers throughout the whole region. the golden state warriors will
also do something as significant as making sure that all of the current employees at the arena in oakland are extended jobs on this new warriors arena here in san francisco. that is also of great significance. we've oftentimes said, even in our own negotiations with the niners as they moved out, that we wanted to take care of our workers. and similarly with the warriors coming over here, they want to take care of people who have been loyal to them at the oracle arena. and some of them are right here who have worked many years at oracle as well and i think that builds confidence for you that we're dealing with the right people who make the right decisions concerning your lives. so, we can't say no to jobs. obviously we say yes to job creation, but we also a big yes to quality jobs, jobs that have security, that have been backed with them for many years.
that's why there are so many of the employees here today to represent their support and interestses in the way these decisions are being made. so, i want to just thank mike casey for your efforts, you and your negotiating team because i know you never work alone. [laughter] >> but that you, you have a strong team of people behind you that do make sure that the interests of the work force get taken care of. and then, rick, for you and, of course, you don't work alone either. you have a lot of investors who are focused on what you're attempting to do. and your team has stepped up to the plate. both teams have reached this great agreement with the city being, i think, the greatest beneficiary of it all. that we have a satisfied and happy work force for years and years to come that will also be welcome to the whole region of people who want these jobs and make sure that they can take care of their families. so, with that, i'd like to ask mike casey if you want to come up and say a few words on this
before -- i'm sorry, rick welch first and then mike casey. >> thank you, mayor lee. it's indeed an honor to be here today. it's a privilege for us. we've been spending a lot of time the last many months describing what it is that we want to build. you know, we want to create a world class sports and entertainment arena, the likes of which san francisco has never had. we want to reclaim piers 30-32 as a wonderful public space, giving back to san francisco and the bay area more than 7 acres of new public open space. we want to create over 100,000 square feet of retail, that could be restaurants, other retail. but that's not really what we're building. really, what we're building is memories. and i don't know about you, but some of my fondest memories growing up are with my father, going to a sports arena and
sharing a few hours of an athletic competition. that became part of our relationship. and i think the people of local 2 led by mike casey and his leadership team, the people you see behind me, they're really the people that are going to be responsible for and creating those memories. and that's something that's going to be shared by citizens of san francisco and the entire bay area for generations to come. so, mayor, we thank you and your staff for the leadership that you've given us every step of the way here. to mike casey, thank you for being a partner and we look forward to working with you in the future. thanks very much. >> thank you. come on up, mike. and i know you have others that are with you as well. >> first of all, i want to compliment the warriors on their choice of colors. [laughter] >> happens to be the same colors as local 2, although i think we're a little older
organization. i don't know who had the colors first, but in any event, you've got great taste. [laughter] >> so, i wanted to also thank the mayor and his team for really bringing people together and laying this out. it's remarkable the way this whole development is coming together, looking at all the different stakeholders. we were brought in at the very outset. so, mayor lee, i want to really compliment you and thank you for your leadership in this. this really is, as rick said, about building memories. but it's also about building communities and we build communities by establishing jobs that provide people living wage, that really support working families. and we're proud that the jobs that our members do in san francisco, whether it happens to be in the hotels or whether it happens to be at the sports arenas like at&t, or whether it happens to be in a restaurant or a private club in this city, our members are able to have
fully paid health care for themselves and their families, retirees have health care to look forward to, and we have real pensions that people can at least help support social security. these are important aspects of the jobs that the industries that we represent workers in have provided. and we're grateful that the warriors have done this. but even more importantly because this is important for us, not just because of the jobs that san franciscans will have, but because of the work and the jobs that have been, you know, held by oakland residents for years. and when we asked and talked about workers from the oakland arena being able to have first shot at the jobs over here, they were very supportive of that. and i think that speaks a lot about what this project is. it's not just a san francisco project. it's a bay area project. it's a project in which working families throughout the bay area will be able to make a living. so, i just want to thank the warriors for seeing it in those
big pictures and big terms. and, mr. mayor, for you to really have the insight and the leadership in bringing everybody together. i'd like to introduce wyling hoover who is our leader in oakland. and after wyling comes up, i'd like johnny stakes who is a worker at the oakland arena and billy who works at the ballpark here to say a couple words. >> hi, wyling from local 50. i must say that we will be sad to see the warriors go and we prefer for them to stay in oakland. we're really delighted at how we're being embraced here today and being welcomed into san francisco. on behalf of the over 500 workers who currently work at the oracle arena, a dozen or so like johnny and luz here today who have been there more than
30 years, literally hundreds of them have been there working with the warriors for over 20 years. and, you know, those are good jobs. the warriors have been responsible employers through their various contractors over the years. and we're really delighted to be here today and to, you know, to be part of this historic agreement that's going to, you know, preserve the opportunities that have been so important to our members. they're going to be in good hands if they come over here, when they come over here to be part of local 2. and we're really delighted to be here. thank you. >> good morning. my name is johnny stake. i've worked at the oracle arena for over 30 years. i thought it was important that i show up for this meeting, press conference, just to show support for the workers in oakland so that we can continue with our seniority and all of our economic benefits that we
currently receive. when the new arena is built over here. a lot of us showed up today. we thought it was extremely important that we be allowed to continue employment in the new arena. >> good morning. my name is billy feliciano. i have worked at the ballpark for over 40 years and my entire family has benefited from the good union jobs at these facilities. both my sons have worked at the ballpark and my sisters worked at the arena. and i'm so glad that hundreds of other individuals will be able to have the same opportunities that i have had over the 40 years at being able to work in the hospitality area. thank you. >> thank you, billy. johnny, thank you very much. thank you again for being here as well. so, let's get on with job
>> yes, please. >> [inaudible] the jobs that the oracle arena the job is in now? >> the jobs at the oracle arena right now is oakland, 20 50, they're not here. we have different locals in the east bay and in san francisco. >> same union? >> same union, same international union. and both jobs are union in oakland. * most jobs are union in oakland. >> please talk in the microphone. >> the workers will be given first crack at those jobs. in addition, there are going to be a lot of other jobs. there will be restaurants, possibly hotels the mayor mentioned. and those jobs are also covered by the neutrality agreements. >> the mayor was talking about 1700 other jobs, but there were in the employees group, 45 employees outside, a smaller number inside the arena.
i'm sure you've done the math because you know some idea. out of those 1700, what is your estimate of how many of them will end up being union jobs? >> well, you it's hard to judge because this is going to be a year round -- i shouldn't speak to this. rick knows better than i. but it's going to be pretty much a year round venue. * so, there are jobs other than just basketball events. there are going to be other catering events, perhaps other, you know, concerts and those types of things. and our agreement extends across the board in the arena itself. and then as the mayor mentioned, if they have smaller operators like a restaurant or a little outlet inside, that, anything over 15 people will be union in that event. and then if they have like a larger restaurant or other type of food and beverage operation, anything with 45 workers or more will also be included in the card check agreement.
>> and then perhaps you know. what is kind of the ballpark arena average, the average salary of the people who work in -- these are concession jobs. >> it ranges as much as the jobs themselves range. so, you have full-time workers who are employed. you have a lot of part-time workers. i'm sure some of the people represented here are part-time workers who are only working at the game. so, really -- >> [inaudible]. >> my constituent. >> the hourly rate, again, we're not negotiating. [laughter] >> i want to be clear. [laughter] >> so, the ballpark -- the ballpark figures right now at the ballpark, the hourly wage for most concession workers is 16.40 an hour. and then that's in addition to that is health care and
>> we love our parks, but we love... >> and the community who is really the core of it all, came together and said what we need is a place for our teenager to play, not just play grounds for the kids and soccer fields but we need a skate park that will keep the kids home in the neighborhood so they ca